Press Operator, Day Shift

Job Title

Press Operator

Job Description

The Press Operator operates the Cold- and Heatset Web Offset Printing presses with make-readies, running press equipment operations, performing quality control functions and enforcing the safety rules. This position is a leadership role and will assist in directing the work the work activities of the press crewmembers to ensure productivity, quality and safety goals are met. This position also must have at least 5 years of experience on multiple web, four-color coldset press and thorough knowledge of Web Press printing processes.
Gives daily instructions to the Second Press Operator
Examines job tickets, gathers any information or instruction to produce a quality product in compliance with job specifications and timelines
Prepares press in an efficient and timely manner
Installs Plates and Blankets efficiently
Observes press operation to detect machine malfunctions
Examines printed copy, adjust ink and water settings for ink density and accurate color match to proofing materials
Makes web alignment / compensator and registration adjustments for proper position on paper
Helps manage paper waste to reasonable levels
Checks all skid tags and check off sheets for any missing information
Verifies quantities, bundle counts, turns, and proper stacking configuration
Communicates any pertinent information to the Second Press Operator on the following shift
Follows all directions and quality control procedures that have been established by Signature Graphics either written or verbal, as to the operation of the equipment and the quality of the final product
Performs general press maintenance and makes minor repairs and adjustments to the equipment when needed
Compensation: Non-exempt (hourly) wage

Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account (FSA), paid time off (PTO), 401(k) plan

Basic Qualifications

Must follow safety guidelines at all times
Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check
Basic proficiency in English
Other Duties
Other duties as assigned including quality control and cleaning of work area

Other Duties

Other duties as assigned including quality control and cleaning of work area
Day shift, with some overtime needed to support production deadlines and unanticipated events.